With mainstream dairy brands jumping on the oat milk bandwagon, what will happen to cow’s milk?

December 18, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC Of the long (long) list of alternative milks on the market, oat milk is currently king. This year, oat milk sales reached $29 million—up from $4.4 million in 2017. While the OG oat brand darlings continue to expand (with Oatly rolling out ice cream and Rise Brewing launching … Continue reading With mainstream dairy brands jumping on the oat milk bandwagon, what will happen to cow’s milk?

There’s only one month a year when it’s acceptable to drink eggnog—here’s how to do it vegan, dairy-free, and delicious

December 11, 2019 at 11:00PM by CWC Even if you’re the type of person who likes listening to Christmas music year-round, even if you put your tree up when there are pumpkins on your porch, even if you don’t understand the backlash against Love Actually and are committed to defending it as the best movie … Continue reading There’s only one month a year when it’s acceptable to drink eggnog—here’s how to do it vegan, dairy-free, and delicious

What experts want you to know before going gluten- and dairy-free

September 21, 2019 at 01:00AM by CWC It feels like everyone and their sister these days is nixing gluten or dairy from their diets. And it makes sense: many people have an intolerance to these foods, which can lead to a slew of extremely unpleasant side effects, from bloating to indigestion and nutrient deficiencies. Yet, … Continue reading What experts want you to know before going gluten- and dairy-free

A definitive ranking of the 9 most popular non-dairy yogurts

September 02, 2019 at 02:01PM by CWC Before ditching dairy, I was nothing short of a yogurt hoarder. I’d go to Costco, grab a huge box of Greek yogurt, and have a solid supply in my fridge at all times. I’ve found that most non-dairy yogurt leaves something to be desired, so I went on … Continue reading A definitive ranking of the 9 most popular non-dairy yogurts

What’s the deal with those gums in all of my favorite non-dairy foods?

July 26, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC As a health and food writer, I interview dietitians, nutritionists, and doctors virtually every day, picking their brains on what’s healthy and what isn’t. Regardless of the eating plan or food trend of the moment, there’s one piece of advice they repeat over and over again: “Buy products … Continue reading What’s the deal with those gums in all of my favorite non-dairy foods?

How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

June 21, 2019 at 09:54AM by CWC The evidence is pretty overwhelming that one of the biggest things people can do for the environment (and their health) is cut back on animal foods. Beef production produces 13 times as many greenhouse gas emissions as vegetable proteins like beans and lentils, according to the Environmental Working … Continue reading How to make the healthiest, most ethical and sustainable food choices if you eat meat, dairy, and eggs

This dairy-free strawberry milkshake get its creaminess from a secret ingredient

June 06, 2019 at 04:00PM by CWC Enjoying a hot summer day with an ice cream cone dripping down your hand is truly magical. But you can skip the mess with a milkshake. There’s nothing more refreshing than sipping an ice-cold shake through a straw. While a dairy-free milkshake is often made with a banana … Continue reading This dairy-free strawberry milkshake get its creaminess from a secret ingredient

Trader Joe’s new non-dairy golden milk is packed with turmeric and ginger

April 09, 2019 at 12:50PM by CWC If golden milk isn’t already a part of your life, you should make room for it. The drink is the definition of a wellness beverage with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties from turmeric that help with digestion, skin health, muscle soreness, and more. But if you don’t want to … Continue reading Trader Joe’s new non-dairy golden milk is packed with turmeric and ginger

How to make homemade yogurt—whether you’re plant-based or want *all* the dairy

March 14, 2019 at 08:03AM by CWC If you’re big into DIY wellness, you may already make your own cashew milk or brew your own kombucha. But making your own homemade yogurt? That’s next level. This might sound like a huge pain, but hear me out. While grocery stores are full of many dairy and … Continue reading How to make homemade yogurt—whether you’re plant-based or want *all* the dairy

How to make sure you’re getting enough calcium when you’re vegan or dairy-free

October 04, 2018 at 12:22PM Growing up, there was really only one face of calcium—and that was typically that of your favorite celebrity wearing a frothy white mustache with a “got milk?” slogan plastered across the ad. While milk and other dairy products are still the most well-known sources of the mineral, they’re certainly not … Continue reading How to make sure you’re getting enough calcium when you’re vegan or dairy-free

The hidden downsides of trendy dairy-free coffees

– Revealed.  (and most vegan options on the high street are MORE calorific than milk) Starbucks added oat milk to menus on Thursday but it’s a calorific option Oat milk latte contains 212 calories, while whole milk latte contains 181 calories Costa added coconut milk as an option but it’s fattier than skimmed milk By IMOGEN … Continue reading The hidden downsides of trendy dairy-free coffees

FODMAP 101: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide -healthline.com

Since what you eat can have a major effect on your body, digestive issues are incredibly common. FODMAPs are types of carbohydrates found in certain foods, including wheat and beans. Studies have shown strong links between FODMAPs and digestive symptoms like gas, bloating, stomach pain, diarrhea and constipation. Low-FODMAP diets can provide remarkable benefits for … Continue reading FODMAP 101: A Detailed Beginner’s Guide -healthline.com

Our food system is making us and the planet sicker. Here’s what we can all do to fix it

February 10, 2020 at 01:00PM by CWC I don’t think it’s any secret that our current food system is, well, broken. It’s not okay—or even logical—that a hamburger costs less than a salad. It’s not okay that 70 percent of the world’s human use of water goes to animal production—not, in fact, humans. And that’s just … Continue reading Our food system is making us and the planet sicker. Here’s what we can all do to fix it

We asked experts to help us rank the 5 most popular alt-milks for sustainability

February 07, 2020 at 09:00PM by CWC If you’ve ditched dairy for sustainability reasons, you probably assume that alt-milks like oat, soy, and dairy are better for the environment, period. You’re right. But each type of plant milk does have an environmental impact—some greater than others. However, understanding that impact is still a growing field … Continue reading We asked experts to help us rank the 5 most popular alt-milks for sustainability

You shouldn’t fear fats and oils—these are a functional medicine doctor’s 5 healthy favorites

February 07, 2020 at 05:30PM by CWC We’ve certainly come a long way since the ’90s—and not just because someone figured out how to milk oats and almonds. By now, virtually all healthy eaters have come around and accepted that some types of fats (namely, unsaturated ones) are full of nutritional benefits. (Ketogenic dieters live … Continue reading You shouldn’t fear fats and oils—these are a functional medicine doctor’s 5 healthy favorites

8 easy high-protein plant-based meals you can make in your Instant Pot

February 07, 2020 at 02:00AM by CWC When trying to focus on plant-based eating, getting enough protein is often a top concern. Sure, you’ve probably heard that foods like tofu, beans, and chickpeas are good sources of the nutrient, but the advice often stops there. What’s less clear is how to cook with them in … Continue reading 8 easy high-protein plant-based meals you can make in your Instant Pot

The calorie is out, and qualitative eating is in. Finally.

February 06, 2020 at 04:25PM by CWC You’ve heard the old adage: “calories in, calories out.” It’s the concept that a person can manage their weight by simply burning more calories through exercise than they consume in food—and it was one of the guiding forces in nutrition for the past twenty years. (Hell, a Reddit community … Continue reading The calorie is out, and qualitative eating is in. Finally.

10 easy-to-digest foods to eat when your gut is feeling out of sorts

February 06, 2020 at 03:00PM by CWC Benjamin Franklin once said that we can only expect two things from life: death and taxes. Well, there’s actually a third thing that the Founding Father neglected to add to the list, and that is digestive issues. (Sorry, Ben, but you know it’s true.) Whether it’s an upset … Continue reading 10 easy-to-digest foods to eat when your gut is feeling out of sorts